OLM Parent Bulletin

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

Reflection Corner

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord. Luke 4:18

Jesus was the one sent by God to bring salvation to the world. Jesus announced that mission using the framework we hear in last Sunday's Gospel from the prophet Isaiah: glad tidings will be brought to the poor, liberty to captives, recovery of sight for the blind, and freedom for the oppressed. Jesus inaugurates the Kingdom of God in his person—through his life, death, and Resurrection. We are charged with the task of continuing the mission that Jesus began. Jesus set the framework for all of us when he announced his ministry in today's Gospel. Jesus also gave us the helper we would need to enable us to participate in his mission. The Holy Spirit has been given to us so that we, the Church, might serve the Kingdom of God.

During this Catholic Schools Week, let us reflect on our role in Catholic education and remember that we are charged to continue the mission of Jesus and our church.

Loyola Press

Humility is the Virtue of Month

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Righteousness is the Virtue of the Month for February.

SLE Focus for the Month: RESPONSIBLE Catholic Christian Learners

OLM Students are Successful Catholic Christian Learners who
  • Live out the Gospel values
  • Develop lifelong learning skills
  • Express and utilize individual talents

Superstars of the Week

Congratulations to the following students:

Kindergarten Jake Paragas

First Sarah Lee

2A Joshua Dizon

2B Alijiah Mateo

3A Solomon Zumbado

3B Abigail Rivera

4A Gabriel Palabyab

4B Jayden Cabonce

5A Ali Chang-Patel

5B Jocelyn Morales

6A Joanmarie Breganza

6B Jovenell Seegmiller

7A Jaelyn Valleros

7B Charlene Luz

8A Joshua Nitafan

8B Ryan Jimenez

Free Dress for this week's Superstars is on Wednesday, January 30th.

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Morning Assembly

Our morning assemblies this week will be led by 7A and Mr. Beteta. They will be leading the recitation of the Joyful Mysteries. Student participation and reverence is really being manifested so much in this new year. Thanks staff, teachers, and students for all you do to help us model the faith of Mary requested by Pope Francis this month. Our Lady of Mercy: "Pray for Us"!

School Mass

Thank you to our fifth graders, their families, and teachers, Mrs. Sargenti and Mrs Vasquez, for sponsoring our Catholic Schools Week mass 10:30 a.m. Mass last Sunday of Advent. It was a beautiful celebration! Our appreciation to our main celebrant, Fr. Gabriel Wanker, Ms. Cynthia, Ms. Gorman, and members of the school choir for supporting our sponsoring class.

This Sunday, February 3rd, the first Sunday of the Month, we will once again sponsor the 10:30 a.m. It is our fourth grade classes and families taking the lead this time. We would like to invite to come and join us in the celebration. A fellowship will be held at the main building hallway after the mass. See you on Sunday!

Report Cards

Second Quarter report cards have been posted on SchoolSpeak since Monday, January 28th. A hard copy will be sent home through your child / children todayor your review and signature. Please do sign and have it returned to your child's teacher by Monday, February 4th. Thank you!

Respect for Life Essay Contest Winners

Congratulations to the following students for winning the Archdiocesan Respect for Life Essay Contest:

Sally Hu, 3B, Honorable Mention

Aliana Chang-Patel, 5A, Honorable Mention

Faye Crow, 7B, Honorable Mention

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Assessments for Incoming Students for SY 2019 - 2020

We continue administering assessment for new students for school year 2019 - 2020. If you know families interested in joining our school next school year, please do send them our way. We will be happy to reach out to them to share all the wonderful work that we do at Our Lady of Mercy School.

Catholic Schools Week Events

It's Catholic Schools Week! The following are our scheduled activities for the remainder of the week.

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

Teacher Appreciation Day

Teacher Free Dress Day

Last day of Book Fair

Thursday, January 21st, 2019

Student Appreciation Day

Student Free Dress

Geography Bee at 1:15-2:15 in Church Hall

(Parents are welcome to attend.)

Friday, February 1st, 2019

School Holiday for Students

Educators' Conference

Monday, February 4th

Bible Bee at 1:15 - 2:15

Parents are welcome to attend.

Thank You, Parents!

While Yesterday was Catholic Schools Week Parent Appreciation Week, please know that we are always grateful for your support and commitment to Catholic education. Our Lady of Mercy School is blessed to have an amazing group of parents. Gracias! Salamat! Thank you very, very much!
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Friday is a School Holiday for Students

Please note that Friday, February 1st, is School Holiday for students. There is NO SCHOOL on Friday, Our teachers will join teachers from all Catholic schools for the annual Archdiocese of San Francisco Educators Summit.

Second Quarter Awards

Our Second Quarter Awards Ceremonies are on Wednesday, February 6th following this schedule:

K - 2nd: 11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

3rd to 5th Grades: 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

6th to 8th Grades: 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Renaissance STAR Test Window 3

It's Renaissance STAR time again! It will be from February 4th - 15th. Please be guided accordingly.

Photo Highlights

Third Grade Art in Action

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Open House 2019 - 2020

Book Fair

Box Tops

Please continue saving box tops. Each box top helps our school!